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The Horn Garden 1931-2007

Former owners:
Horn, John E. Mr. Mrs.
Architect:
Tanner, Edward W.
Landscape architects:
Hare & Hare
Provenance:
Westport Garden Club
Physical description:
2 folders+ 17 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 4 photoprints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Kansas, Johnson County, Mission Hills
Kansas
Mission Hills
Horn Garden (Mission Hills, Kansas)
Date:
1931
1931-2007
Notes:
This garden, named for its original owners, is located on the largest remaining estate from developer Jesse Clyde (J. C.) Nichols' garden suburb of Mission Hills, Kansas. Dating from around 1930 and purchased by its current owners in 1997, the 7-acre property incorporates formal design elements as well as sense of natural wildness in its wooded hillsides and manmade rill. A walled courtyard garden frames a view of the sculpture garden and provides a glimpse through the stone "teahouse" of long, formal perennial gardens framed with arbors and a pergola at the end. A formal grass court, Italian wellhead, swimming pool, and fountains complement the house and gardens. The current garden is the result of extensive restoration of what had become an overgrown and dated landscape. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John E. Horn (former owners); Hare & Hare (landscape architects); and Edward W. Tanner (architect).
Summary:
KS001010 is a reproduction of a page in a book. One of the images on the page is identical to KS001003.
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, a perspective drawing of the original house and grounds, a narrative of the recent restoration of the gardens, a plant list, a bibliography, and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
KS001000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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